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2 Timothy 1

September 11, 2009

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapter mentioned in the heading several times during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for a chapter creates the opportunity to reread it several times and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

20 thoughts on “2 Timothy 1”

  1. A verse I've always liked:

    v.7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

    and in the Message:
    God doesn't want us to be shy with his gifts, but bold and loving and sensible.

  2. A verse I've always liked:

    v.7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

    and in the Message:
    God doesn't want us to be shy with his gifts, but bold and loving and sensible.

  3. v.9 …not because of anything we have done…

    I think it is so important that we remember this and remain grateful for God's amazing grace.

  4. v.9 …not because of anything we have done…

    I think it is so important that we remember this and remain grateful for God's amazing grace.

  5. Another great hymn in v.12:

    But I know whom I have believed,
    and am persuaded that he is able
    to keep that which I've committed
    unto him against that day.

  6. Another great hymn in v.12:

    But I know whom I have believed,
    and am persuaded that he is able
    to keep that which I've committed
    unto him against that day.

  7. v.1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God

    When the going gets tough as they did with Paul, the thing that encourages us is the assurance we are in the will of God.

  8. v.1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God

    When the going gets tough as they did with Paul, the thing that encourages us is the assurance we are in the will of God.

  9. v.9-10 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.

    Timothy hardly needed reminding of the gospel’s message, nonetheless, Paul does so. Likewise even though we know the gospel message we also need to be reminded of it. I think this is why it is good to have communion often in our churches.

  10. v.9-10 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.

    Timothy hardly needed reminding of the gospel’s message, nonetheless, Paul does so. Likewise even though we know the gospel message we also need to be reminded of it. I think this is why it is good to have communion often in our churches.

  11. v.15 You know that everyone in the province of Asia has deserted me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes.

    It seems that the reason these people deserted Paul was that it was dangerous, that is life threatening, to have contact with church leaders, like Paul.

    Many of the letters in the New Testament addresses problems in the church and/or encouragement to persevere in the face of persecution. Yet despite these set backs when we look at history the whole Roman Empire was impacted and even our date reflects the imprint of Christianity.

  12. v.15 You know that everyone in the province of Asia has deserted me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes.

    It seems that the reason these people deserted Paul was that it was dangerous, that is life threatening, to have contact with church leaders, like Paul.

    Many of the letters in the New Testament addresses problems in the church and/or encouragement to persevere in the face of persecution. Yet despite these set backs when we look at history the whole Roman Empire was impacted and even our date reflects the imprint of Christianity.

  13. v.7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

    Interesting that this is a personal letter to Timothy but Paul uses the plural “us” and includes himself. Perhaps a softer way of saying, Timothy don’t be timid!

  14. v.7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

    Interesting that this is a personal letter to Timothy but Paul uses the plural “us” and includes himself. Perhaps a softer way of saying, Timothy don’t be timid!

  15. v.17 On the contrary, when he was in Rome, he searched hard for me until he found me.

    Even though many deserted Paul, Onesiphorus searched hard and persevered. God provided encouragement.

    Sometimes we need to focus on the one who is faithful rather than the many who are not.

  16. v.17 On the contrary, when he was in Rome, he searched hard for me until he found me.

    Even though many deserted Paul, Onesiphorus searched hard and persevered. God provided encouragement.

    Sometimes we need to focus on the one who is faithful rather than the many who are not.

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